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Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 34 - June 27, 1996


DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY. Assistant Professor. Tenure-track position starting Aug. 15, 1997. Qualified applicants are welcome in all areas of physical chemistry, with preference given to applicants having either experimental or theoretical research interests that complement existing programs at Virginia Tech. Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in chemistry, or related field; postdoctoral or industrial experience is highly desirable. A firm commitment to excellence in teaching at all levels is required. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a strong externally funded research program that is productive in terms of high-quality scholarly activity. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, including graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a list of publications, and a research plan with startup requirements. Application materials, as well as three letters of recommendation, should be sent Tom Ward, Chair, Physical Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0344. Completed applications are now being accepted. Interviews with promising candidates are scheduled following Oct. 1, 1996.

DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT. Assistant Professor. Teaching and research interests will be in human-resources management. Applicants should have the following credentials: Doctorate in management or a related field completed by August 1997; strong training in empirical research methods; and demonstrated strong research interests. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 1, 1996, or until the position is filled. Appointment will be on a nine-month basis and salary will be competitive. The position is available on Aug. 16, 1997. Applications and nominations should be sent to Dr. Robert M. Madigan, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Management, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0233.

DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND MECHANICS AND AEROSPACE AND OCEAN ENGINEERING. Assistant/Associate/or Full Professor. Tenure-track faculty position in structural mechanics from applicants with a Ph.D. and a superior academic and/or professional record. The position will be jointly appointed, half-time in each department. It is anticipated that the position will be filled at the associate-professor level, but applicants of all levels will be considered for appointment at a level commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, directing M.S. and Ph.D. theses, and developing a research program. Review of applications will begin on Oct. 15, 1996, and will continue until the position is filled. The position may begin as early as Jan. 1, 1997. Interested persons should send a letter of application including personal data, education, publications, research and professional experience to Structural Mechanics Search Committee, Norris Hall 225, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0219.


VIRGINIA POWER ELECTRONICS CENTER (VPEC) IN THE BRADLEY DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. Computer System Administrator. The administrator will be responsible for the complete administrative and technical operation of the VPEC Computational Facilities equipped with SUN and HP workstations, around 20 PC's, local-area and ethernet networks, laser/color printers, scanners, plotters, and other networked devices. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Overall administration of VPEC workstations, PC's and Macs, peripherals and local-area networks; installation and management of application software on both workstations and PC's; routine hardware maintenance; and technical support for all VPEC members. Minimum qualifications: BS in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering, with some experience in computer system administration; and the ability to work independently and effectively with a wide variety of people. With preference for: an MS or equivalent, with related work experience, and considerable knowledge of hardware and software, including: SunOS, HP-UX, system administration and accounting under SunOS/Solaris and HP-UX, Microsoft DOS/Windows, Windows NT system/network administration, TCP/IP Networking, NFS, NIS, NIS+, C/C++, C-shell, Bourne shell scripts programming, and similar. Full-time position, renewed yearly. Continuation of employment is contingent upon the availability of funds. Application deadline is June 15, 1996, or until a suitable candidate is selected. Interested applicants should submit resume and two letters of reference to: Dr. Fred C. Lee, Director, Virginia Power Electronics Center (VPEC), 657 Whittemore Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0111.

PAMPLIN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS. Academic Advisor. (Professional Faculty). As part of Business Advising Center, incumbent will advise approximately 600 freshmen and sophomores, assist with orientation, represent Pamplin College of Business at recruiting events on and off campus, establish tracking systems and prepare reports, assist with advising center publications. Requires excellent communication, administrative, and public-relations skills; master's degree in relevant field; ability to work some evenings and weekends. Review of applications will begin June 10, 1996, and continue until position is filled. Please send resume and two references to: Norrine Bailey Spencer, Undergraduate Programs, Pamplin College of Business, 1046 Pamplin Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0209.

UNIVERSITY UNIONS AND STUDENT ACTIVITIES. Associate Director for Student Activities. Twelve-month professional faculty position, salaried with full state benefits. The associate director for student activities is the chief administrator for student activities at Virginia Tech, and is one of two associate directors providing leadership for the department of University Unions and Students Activities (UUSA). The associate director supervises union/campus programming, student leadership development, registration and finance for student organizations, Greek Life, student media, advising for student governance groups, and other student activities functions. The associate director supervises a group including eight administrative/professional faculty members, four state classified employees, and four graduate assistants. Qualifications: Master's degree in College Student Personnel or related area; minimum of five years closely related post-master's experience; excellent interpersonal and writing skills required; experience supervising professional staff desired. Salary is $38,000-42,000 depending upon experience. Starting date is Aug. 15, 1996. Review of applications will begin on June 27, 1996 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. Send a letter of application and a current resume including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to: Dr. D. David Ostroth, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 225 Squires Student Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0138. Phone 1-5431. Fax 1-5430.

OFFICE OF BUDGET AND FINANCIAL PLANNING. Associate Director of Budget Operations. This position reports to the university director of Budget and Financial Planning. The associate director of budget operations is responsible for the planning, implementation, and execution of the university's annual operating budget of approximately $500 million. This position also supports the development of the university's biennial operating and capital budget submissions to the state. The successful candidate will have demonstrated effectiveness in business and financial functions; experience in budgeting and financial planning in higher education is preferred. A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or related field is required; a master's degree is preferred. Other qualifications include five to 10 years of progressive experience leading to managerial responsibilities and exceptional analytical, managerial, interpersonal, and communication skills. The successful candidate will have experience in using automated systems and will have a demonstrated record of leadership, team building, and planning. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Send letter of application with resume and three letters of reference to M. Dwight Shelton Jr., University Director of Budget and Financial Planning, 322 Burruss Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0114. Fax 1-6156. Applications and nominations will be reviewed beginning July 29, 1996, and will continue until the position is filled.

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OF THE DIVISION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION. Assistant Director(s) for Program Development. These are administrative faculty positions with academic rank of instructor. They are non-tenured positions. Master's degree required; doctorate preferred. Work location is Blacksburg. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. A resume along with three reference letters from current and/or previous supervisors should be forwarded to Dr. Linda G. Leffel, Professor, Director of Program Development, Division of Continuing Education, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0104. Screening of applications will begin June 21, 1996 and continue until the position is filled.

UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES. Technical Services Systems Librarian. The Technical Services Systems librarian reports to the head of Technical Services and provides support for the integration of new technologies and new approaches to Technical Services operations and provides support for Technical Services staff use of information technology and electronic resources. The position works closely with Library Automation to coordinate projects and ongoing automation initiatives to promote, support, and manage technical resources to increase productivity and enhance the working environment of the Technical Services Department. Some night and weekend work may be required. Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or master's degree in information systems. A minimum of two years professional experience in an academic library setting. Demonstrated computer skills, including PC's, networking, World Wide Web technology, and experience working with a bibliographic utility and integrated catalogueing system; experience in using MARC formats and an understanding of bibliographic records. Flexibility in managing a variety of tasks with varying pressures and changing priorities; collaborating with colleagues/staff throughout the library system. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Preferred: Catalogueing background or experience in other technical areas such as acquisition or serials maintenance; participation in professional activities at the national or local level; demonstrated problem solving skills, especially workflow analysis of technical processing. Salary: Twelve-month faculty appointment; rank and salary dependent upon credentials and experience with a minimum salary of $28,000-$32,000. Send letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references to Cathy Pillow, Personnel Services, University Libraries, P.O. Box 90001, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001. Review of applications will begin July 15, 1996.

UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES. Collegiate Librarian Information Officer (CLIO). CLIO, a library faculty position, offers faculty members and students in the science disciplines (biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, statistics and psychology) in the College of Arts and Sciences (for more information see http://server.lasc.vt.edu) on-site, intradepartmental, discipline-related consulting to expand their awareness and use of information and technological resources, both internal and external to the university. The CLIO will work with the science departments to advance the use of computing and information resources in research and teaching in the college. The CLIO operates with minimum on-site collections. Responsibilities include assisting faculty members with the use of the World Wide Web technology, offering technical support for some general software used in the college, and collaborating on the development of information literacy programs within the curriculum. The CLIO will also promote the use of information services and technologies in support of the Colleges cyberschool initiative. The CLIO will report to the head of User Services. The CLIO will maintain two office locations, one in the College of Arts and Sciences and one in the main library. The CLIO will devote 50 percent of time to central library services at the main library. This will entail assisting the broader university community in the sciences by providing reference, instructional, and collection development services. The successful candidate should possess a working knowledge of the sciences in order to assist faculty members with the discipline-specific educational and research tools available and to disseminate knowledge of these tools within the college. The CLIO must have technical competencies and experience in the use of networked information resources, be resourceful, demonstrate effective instructional and communication skills, and have a strong client ethnic. Qualifications: Baccalaureate degree in the sciences or computing. MLS from an ALA-accredited library school. Experience in providing reference liaison work or academic consulting; knowledge of the information needs of scholars and students in science and computing disciplines. Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan, and implement effective programs and services. Excellent interpersonal skills. Preferred: Advanced degree in the sciences. Salary: Twelve-month faculty appointment; rank and salary dependent upon credentials and experience with a minimum salary of $28,000-$32,000. Send letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references to Cathy Pillow, Personnel Services, University Libraries, P.O. Box 90001, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001. Review of applications will begin July 15, 1996.

COLLEGE OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND EDUCATION. Academic Advisor. The position of academic advisor in the College of Human Resources and Education is an administrative and professional faculty position for one year (Aug. 1, 1996 to July 31, 1997). The position will provide advice and counsel to students about academic programs in the college, update and develop advising publications, represent the college at recruiting events, counsel students in academic difficulty, provide support to the associate dean and departments on curriculum matters, and maintain accurate academic records. The position requires excellent interpersonal, group, and presentation skills. Some weekend and evening work is required for special events. Qualifications include a master's degree in human resources or education with preference given to human-resources background. Some college teaching and/or academic counseling is preferred. Starting date is Aug. 1, 1996. The review of applications will begin July 8 and continue until the position is filled. Please send letter of application, resume, and names of three references to Dr. Mary Ann Lewis, College of Human Resources and Education, 238 Wallace Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0426.